Swan Song

classified 15
Film

Please note: This was screened in Dec 2021

Director
Benjamin Cleary
Cast
Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Glenn Close
Details
116 mins, 2021, USA
Primary language
English

Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris star in this sci-fi drama about a man with a terminal illness who turns to an experimental solution to shield his family from grief.

Set in the near future, Swan Song is a powerful journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father expecting his second child with his wife Poppy (Naomie Harris). When he is diagnosed with a terminal illness and told he only has a few months to live, he is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief. As Cameron grapples with whether or not to alter his family's fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined.

Written and directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary, this emotionally compelling and thought-provoking story explores how far we will go, and how much we’re willing to sacrifice, to make a happier life for the people we love.